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Nursery, PreSchool & Reception

Early Years

Welcome to Cranbrook Education Campus Early Years, consisting of our Nursery, Pre-School and Reception bases

Our two year old children are based in the ‘Nursery’ room and the term after their third birthday they move into our ‘Pre-school’ provision. We currently have two Reception bases for children in their first year of school.

We aim to provide all the children within our care with exciting and stimulating learning opportunities.

Early Years Prospectus 

Nursery & Preschool Hours

  • Morning session: 08:30-11:30
  • Afternoon session: 11:30-15:15
  • Full day: 08:30-15:15

We also offer wrap around care for our nursery children between the hours of 07:30-08:30 and 15:15-18:00

We are open term time only.

Carle classroom for 2-3 year olds is designed to take up to 20 children. It's a cosy environment with its own outdoor area. Within Carle class, we have a soft play area that we use daily.

In our Preschool classes, which both accommodate 26 children for 3-4 year olds, the children have lots of space to express themselves through self-discovery, while guided by our qualified teacher.

We offer a variety of inside activities:

Sand pit

Water trays

Car and trains

Construction toys

Reading area

Writing area


Arts and crafts




Interactive whiteboards



We visit the school library every week and use the school hall for our PE sessions.

We have two fantastic large gardens that classes can access in all weathers, we have access to the large school grounds as well. This includes our forest school and sports pitch and large field.

All our bathrooms are equipped with toilets, hand washing units and nappy changing facilities. We also have a fantastic range of outdoor facilities within our securely fenced grounds that include:

Hard surface play area 

Grassy areas

Sand pit

Bicycles, scooters and trikes

Large selection of outdoor play equipment

Wendy house

Sheltered play area

Mud kitchens

Water area

Construction area

Writing area

Chalk and paint boards

If you wish to apply for a place for your child, please click complete the form below or click here

Costs are £5 per hour for 2-3 year old and £4.85 per hour for 3-4 years olds. More information regarding funding can be found by clicking the link below.

Devon County Council - Citizen Portal

For more information, or to arrange a viewing, please call Reception on 01404 823293 or email a request to: [email protected]

Reception Hours

Our Reception bases operate the same timings as the rest of the Primary school phase.

  • Drop off from 8.30am and registration starts at 8.45am
  • End of day : 15.15

For more information about Joining our Reception Classes, click here